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Watershed Database and Mapping Projects Decision Support Tools

By National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Book Id: WPLBN0000678354
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 290.50 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Watershed Database and Mapping Projects Decision Support Tools  
Author: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Language: English
Subject: Science., Ecology & environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
Collection: National Oceanographic Data Center
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Publisher: Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Protection and restoration of coastal watersheds requires the synthesis of complex environmental issues. Contaminated site remediation, dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments, and restoring injured habitats are a few of the challenges facing coastal managers. The evaluation of multiple environmental issues can be significantly improved by combining scientific data and watershed characteristics into a Geographic Information System (GIS). NOAA?s Coastal Protection and Restoration Division (CPRD) has developed decision-support tools for specific watersheds that combine the use of a standard database structure, database-mapping application (Query Manager(TradeMark)) and GIS (i.e., Watershed Projects). Sediment contaminant and toxicity and tissue data, natural resources, and potential habitat restoration projects can be overlaid on a watershed?s features and land uses, and displayed on maps at flexible spatial scales.


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